Student & Resident

We encourage all graduate students and physicians-in-training with an interest in medical quality issues to join our rapidly growing Student, Resident, and Fellows (SRF) Section. Medical education accrediting bodies, including the American Association of Medical Colleges and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education have stressed the importance of Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety (PS). Supplement your medical training by joining the SRF and gaining access to exclusive educational content, mentorship opportunities, and more!

Student/Resident/Fellow membership fees are significantly discounted and are contingent only on proving your current status as a student, resident or fellow. Non-MD/PhD trainees are also eligible to join. Members are encouraged to apply for SRF section leadership positions to help shape the future of the College. In addition, only SRF members are eligible for the National Quality Scholar Awards.

Through ACMQ’s many educational offerings, you will enhance your knowledge of medical quality concepts, terminology, and best practices. In addition, ACMQ offers you the opportunity to develop QI/PS leadership skills through its many committee service opportunities.

Membership Benefits

  • Take advantage of the same benefits for a lower price with discounted membership and ACMQ conference registration fees!
  • Share your work at a national level with eligibility to participate in ACMQ's Quality Scholar Program.
  • Build relationships with leaders in quality management and clinical quality improvement through ACMQ’s member community.
  • Stay on top of the latest insights, perspectives in medical quality with electronic and print access to the American Journal of Medical Quality
  • Build your leadership skills by serving as a volunteer in the SRF Section or ACMQ committees.

SRF Section Goals

  • Bring together graduate/medical students and physicians-in-training around a common interest in health care quality measurement and improvements.
  • Excite and engage students, residents, and fellows in the area of health care quality.
  • Educate young physicians and physicians-in-training about the important role that healthcare quality topics play in every specialty of medicine.
  • Further the integration of medical quality topics into medical school and residency training programs.
  • Reward students who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in healthcare quality measurement and improvement via annual student and resident awards.

Meet the SRF Leadership Cabinet!


Kevin Hummel, MD, CMQ

Kevin Hummel is a pediatric cardiology fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was previously a pediatric critical care fellow at the University of Utah - Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital. He completed critical care fellowship at University of Utah following training at Vanderbilt and the University of Arizona.

His career interests include healthcare improvement and aligning processes to achieve longitudinal outcomes that matter to patients and health systems. He has training in systems improvement through the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute and Harvard Business School. Clinically, Kevin cares for children with critical illness, particularly focusing on patients with congenital heart disease.

Immediate Past Chair

Christopher D. Jackson, MD, FSSCI

Dr. Chris Jackson serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).

A native of Augusta, GA, he studied Biology and Sociology at Emory University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency and a year as Chief Medical Resident at UTHSC where he joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Health System Improvement in 2019. Dr. Jackson's research interests focus on evaluating educational and quality improvement efforts to improve primary care practice, patient-centered health outcomes, and delivery of evidence-based medicine.

Vice Chair

Lauren J. Miller, MJ, CHC, MLS(ASCP)

Lauren obtained her undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Clinical Laboratory Science and is currently attending medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. As part of her MD/Master’s track, she recently completed a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law and Certificate in Compliance Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Lauren is an aspiring Pathologist and President of the Virtual Pathology Student Interest Group. She enjoys spending time at the lake and remodeling her home with her husband in her free time.

Chief of Staff

Sohayla Rostami, DO

Dr. Rostami obtained her undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and completed her medical school at Rocky Vista University. She is currently a general surgery resident at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, NY. She is active with the American Medical Association (AMA) as an Alternate Delegate to the House of Delegates. She enjoys traveling and photography during her free time.

Past Chair

Michael Jin, MD

Dr. Jin obtained his undergraduate degree at Duke University in neuroscience and marketing and management and completed his medical school at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of medicine. He is currently a radiology resident at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook New York. Dr. Jin has served on the ACMQ Board of Trustees and as chair of the ACMQ Students, Residents, and Fellows Section He enjoys mentoring medical students in his free time and volunteering at animal shelters.

Quality Training to Improve Performance (QTIP) column in the American Journal of Medical Quality

The American Journal of Medical Quality recognizes that opportunities to learn about the perspectives of professionals in training are limited. To expand learning opportunities for its readership, AJMQ and the ACMQ Student and Resident Section launched a column in 2013 dedicated to publishing student work on the topic of performance improvement. Through collaboration with the College articles are solicited in June and July each year for the column, "Quality Training to Improve Performance (Q-TIP)."

Questions regarding "Quality Training to Improve Performance (Q-TIP)" or to submit articles may be directed to Dr. David B. Nash at [email protected].

The Journal is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal for those practicing, conducting research, and teaching in the field of clinical quality improvement. AJMQ publishes research studies, evaluations of the delivery and management of health care, and reports on changes in the field of medical quality, utilization, and risk management. Each issue provides information on the latest innovations in quality, editorial commentary on issues of importance in the field, and pragmatic suggestions to improve practice.

Visit the AJMQ website,, for more information about the journal.


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